The Apocalypse genre has almost become saturated. Still, it’s really interesting so there is always room for one more I say. (As long as it’s good.) In this case “I Think We’re Alone Now” ITWAN isn’t a zombie based one, it’s more of a relational, isolated one like another I saw last year called Bokeh. In fact the two look almost twin like as far as empty city streets and locale goes. Maybe that’s why I expected ITWAN to be more about the relationship between Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning than it was. Well also probably the title being the name of a popular Tiffany love song in the 80’s.
Reed Morano is the director … ladies get ready for this: She directed “the Handmaid’s Tale.” She also did an amazing film I reviewed recently called “Frozen River.” I think those on her resume are bound to get attention.
But here my amazement slides back just a bit. At 40 mins in we still don’t know what’s going on. Then for another 40 we think we do but the rest of the film proves us wrong again. I think this story is basic enough you could start developing it with details and relational aspects earlier. Paul Giamatti and Charlotte Gainsbourg are also in this but they doesn’t show up until half-way through. The story is good but it seems they over developed the introduction which hurt the storytelling in my opinion. The final act is superb.
I enjoyed this film and imagine I will see more from Reed Moreno in 2019. 7/10.